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NYC Steepster Tea Meetup 5/1: The Details

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My love of tea is far greater than my anxiety about going to a meetup for a site that I have not yet invested enough time. I’ll be there, and I’m certainly looking forward to it.

Jason admin said

Awesome! We will be nice :)

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Jason admin said

UPDATE: Radiance dropped the price to just $10/person for our little Steepster event. Yay!

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Now I love them even more :) See you all tomorrow!

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Tea Tasting:
1
Silver Needle
One of the most renowned teas of the world. This tea only uses the best and youngest handpicked buds and leaves of the tea plant. The result is an
unforgettable sweetness and delicate cup that leaves the mouth in amazement.
Two steeps
2
Long Jing (Dragon Well)
Grown exclusively in West Lake area in Zhejiang province, Dragon Well tea is China’s most famous green tea. Handpicked as soon as it’s ripe, it is one of the most tender and freshest of all green teas. Vibrant green leaves, vegetal, aromatic, with a
lingering sweetness make up this truly superior cup of tea.
3.
Jin XuanT (Golden Lily)
Has a naturally sweet milky creaminess with a gentle taste. It grows in a special environment and climate in Taiwan. Its fragrance is a reminiscent of a spring lily blossom.
4.
Phoenix in the Forest
This incredible and hard to find oolong brings the sweetness of passion fruit to the mouth, a distinction that is one of a kind and hard to forget.
two steeps
5.
Lapsang Souchong
An intense and unmistakable smoky aroma created by placing the leaves in bamboo baskets over pine wood fires where they slowly absorb the essence of the smoke. A smoky tea lover’s delight.
two steeps
After the tasting we had:
Royal Keemun
Considered to be one of the worlds three best black teas, this tea has a full bodied flavor with a hint of spice. A classic.
Sencha
Japanese teas are steamed, which gives the cup a distince green color and sweet taste.
Sencha is also high in vitamin C and is a part of Japanese way of life.
Apricot honeybush that i can’t find on the menu!

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Had a great time today, good tea and even better company! I won the very awesome tea maker and will post my review of it soon I am sure. Thanks to everyone for putting this together. Hopefully we’ll have many more to come.

Erin said

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

Whooooaaaa! Terrific! Congrats!

Rabs said

Super-congratulations! Can’t wait to see your review :)

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Erin said

Are there pictures posted of the meet-up anywhere?

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http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/05/nyc-steepster-tea-meetup.html
My quick notes and pictures about the meetup (not the teas)

Please let me know if i forgot anything, got anything wrong, etc!

Nice pictures, the food is very well presented. Looks like a fun time!

I wish I was there!!! Thanks for the pics!

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Thanks for posting your pictures from yesterday :)

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Jack admin said

yea! thanks (now i can see me)

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LP said

I’m so bummed I missed this by only a few days! Are there any plans to make this a possible recurring event?

Jason admin said

That’s tricky because all of us Steepster guys aren’t consistently in NYC. But we could certainly try. And there’s nothing stopping everyone else from doing their own tea meetup!

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